Asbestos Removal Near School Concerns Parents

Published 03/11 2014 06:12PM

Updated 03/11 2014 06:54PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Parents whose children attend a Little Rock head start are concerned asbestos removal at a nearby building could jeopardize children's and workers' health.

It's taking place near the King Head Start off of Colonel Glenn Road.

Near the school, an asbestos removal company is using a filter to bring in outside air and then sending uncontaminated air outside.

Even though UAMS, which runs the school, assures parents the procedure is safe, some are still leery about it so close to a school.

"It's not just my baby. I'm generally concerned about all of the babies and workers. Everyone in the area," Della Jordan said.

After so much concern, the asbestos removal company agreed to do their work at night when school is out.

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